NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (August 20, 2020) Three-time Grammy winner and a CMA Entertainer
of the Year Brad Paisley and seven-time Grammy winner and 2-time ACM Entertainer of the
Year Carrie Underwood will step into the circle together for the Grand
Ole Opry’s 4,940th consecutive Saturday night broadcast Saturday, September
5. The Opry will air on Circle TV
and SiriusXM as well as the Opry’s flagship home 650 WSM
AM and wsmonline.com. Paisley has been an Opry member since 2001 and Underwood
has been an Opry member since 2008.
who recently released his new single “No I In Beer,” and Underwood whose
first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, will release globally on September
25, have been friends since touring together early in Underwood’s career. The
two multi-award winning superstars went on to an 11-year run as one of the most
popular and successful hosting duos in CMA Awards history.
As the Grand Ole Opry approaches
its 95th year in the midst of a global pandemic, Opry members and
special guest artists have kept the music playing from the unbroken circle and
is reaching some of its largest audiences to date. The Opry has been reaching
millions of fans and making new ones each week as it has logged viewers from
over 100 countries worldwide who have been tuning in since shows with a live Opry
House audience were paused in mid-March. Opry Live on Circle TV has
consistently been in the top of the Pollstar Livestream Chart with an
average of over 1 million+ viewers consistently each week.
Though Opry shows with a live Opry House audience are paused, the
show will be broadcast live on Circle and
Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other TV affiliates. Opry Live on Circle will be hosted by
Bobby Bones. The livestream on Circle All Access and YouTube channel will be
guest hosted by Natalie Stovall, a member of the country trio Runaway
June and host of Circle’s Southern Weekend. Prior to the Opry Livestream
at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT, Circle Sessions: John Rich will air in a
special one-hour premiere at 7 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. CT on Circle All Access’
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube social channels. The special is hosted by Nan
Kelley and was filmed at his house overlooking Nashville. Opry announcer Bill
Cody will be heard on 650 AM WSM and SiriusXM.
This Saturday, August 22, Capitol Records Nashville’s Jon
Pardi, Broken Bow Records rising female trio Runaway June and Opry
member Pam Tillis, celebrating her 20th Opry Anniversary, will
step onto the Grand Ole Opry stage at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT.
Those tuning into the
Livestream on Circle All Access YouTube, Twitter and Facebook channels this
Saturday can watch a brand new Circle Sessions: Luke Bryan hosted
by Nan Kelley where he plays some of the songs that have influenced his career at
7:30 PM ET/ 6:30 PM CT immediately prior to the Opry.
paused shows without an audience since March 14 have included Opry members
Trace Adkins, Bill Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Clint Black,
Garth Brooks, Terri Clark, Luke Combs, Dailey &
Vincent, Vince Gill, Dustin Lynch, Chris Janson, Reba McEntire, Craig Morgan,
the Oak Ridge Boys, Old Crow Medicine Show, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker,
Jeannie Seely, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Keith
Urban, Steve Wariner, Mark Wills, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young along with
special guests Lady A, Lauren Alaina, Mandy Barnett, Lee Brice, T. Graham
Brown, Luke Bryan, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper,
Jason Crabb, Sara Evans, Dom Flemons, Amy Grant and daughters Jenny Gill and
Corrina Grant Gill, Tracy Lawrence, Ashley McBryde, Chrissy Metz, Keb’ Mo’, Carly
Pearce, Kellie Pickler, Michael Ray, The Scott Family, Gwen Stefani, Billy
Strings, Molly Tuttle, Sam Williams, CeCe Winans, Charlie Worsham, and Brett
About the Grand Ole Opry
To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY
or visit opry.com.
The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville,
Tenn. The Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com,
Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The
Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For
more information, visit opry.com..
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